Media Foundation July Report NPP, NDC cited in MFWA report on indecent expression

The foundation also requires the media to be circumspect in their reportage at all times.

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The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been cited in the recent report on indecent expression on the media air-wave,  with a total of 17 intemperate expressions followed by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 7.

This is according to the latest report by the Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) media ethics monitoring project which is aimed at encouraging people to be measured in their use of language by naming and shaming those who use abusive languages on media airwave.

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The foundation also requires the media to be circumspect in their reportage at all times.

A member of the NPP communication team Hopeson Adoye and a member of the National Labour Party (NLP) Listowel Nana Poku topped the list of individuals who used intemperate languages during the month of July with 5 indecent comments each.

The report also named Accra-based Happy FM and Montie FM, as the worst offender of ethical desecrations on their platforms with 7 indecent languages each out of the 44 indecent expressions recorded; followed by Zaa Radio and Okay FM with 4 each.

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The media ethics monitoring forms part of activities under the MFWA’s project: “Promoting Issues-based and Decent Language Campaigning for a peaceful, free and fair elections in the December 2016 polls in Ghana. The project is funded by OSIWA, STAR-Ghana, the EU (through Socioserve-Ghana) and the France Embassy in Ghana

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